Lot n°0044

- SUÉTONE.- Le vite de dodici Cesari di Gajo Suetonio Tranquillo. Tradotte in volgar Fiorentino da F. Paolo Del Rosso con le vere effigie de' Cesari. Venezia, Appresso Francesco Piacentini, 1738, 4°, XIX-1 blanche-377-[1] p., frontispice et 12 portraits en médaillon dans le texte de John Baptist Jackson, pleine basane brune de l'époque, dos à nerfs décoré (tête du vol. restaurée, les 2 premiers f. restaurés, signatures cancellées, vignette collée à la dernière page donnant la mention d'édition). This work was originally published in Rome in 1544. John Baptist Jackson (1701-1754) trained as a wood engraver before traveling to Paris and, finally, to Venice where he became proficient in the chiaroscuro woodcut technique printed in several colours. He is noted chiefly for his major work comprising 24 chiaroscuro woodcuts after paintings by Venetian masters made from 1739 to 1743 and published in Venice in a bound volume in 1745, now considered one of the greatest examples of 18th-century print-making.
Estimation: 80/120€
Adjugé: 200€